Armament of the Bogatyr-class as rearmed

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Armament of the Bogatyr-class as rearmed

Postby Ersatz Yorck » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:47 pm

Some of the cruisers of the Bogatyr-class were rearmed during WW1 from 12 152mm guns to 10 or 16 130mm guns (accounts vary). Does anyone have more info on this? How many guns and how were they arranged? Which ships were rearmed and when?

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Re: Armament of the Bogatyr-class as rearmed

Postby mike1880 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:16 am

There's a photo of Bogatyr as re-armed in "Kreiser Bogatyr" by R M Melnikov (Gangut series), the 130mm apparently replace: (1) the turret guns (4 guns), (2) the 152mm in casemates and shields on each side (8 guns), (3) the shielded 75mm between the casemate and the endmost shielded 152mm fore and aft each side (4 guns). Total 16 guns.

Edit to add:

From other photos in Oleg the aftmost 75mm position each side is the one that's left empty, plus turrets makes 16 again.

Kagul appears to have the same arrangement as Bogatyr.

Pamjat Merkuria has turrets replaced by single shielded guns, casemate guns replaced and first two shielded positions each side, total 10 guns.

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Re: Armament of the Bogatyr-class as rearmed

Postby Ersatz Yorck » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks for the answer!


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